Monday, September 19, 2011

What did THEY think?

It's the day after the 1st joint ESA and DLR Tweetup in Cologne. Many of the 60 invited tweeps are already home or on their way home. Same is true for me. After visiting the Dom of Cologne and making my way the 500+ steps up, I am about to head back to the United States. I must be in Long Beach, CA for Space2011 / AIAA Education Alley next week. (keep your eyes open for some interesting stuff - the STS-135 crew will come and visit and I will be having a presentation about our BTS-1 flight, the Sun and Space Weather).

Anyway, before I go on even more... It is time to reflect back. I want to share some of the blogs and pictures that have already been posted by others. There is really only one thing that I can say right now:

Dear ESA & DLR Team Members - you put together a very fun, interactive and impressive event. Everybody there was helpful and welcoming. It was fantastic to meet people from so many different countries, with many different languages and dialects, different views, ideas and opinions. But we all shared a common interest and love: Space & Space Exploration. There is a lot of work that goes into the preparations and execution of such an event. Thank you for doing all that, for opening up your world to us. Thanks for making us part of the team, sharing your passion, excitement and work. Thanks for letting us peak behind the curtains and see what is happening there in Cologne. And thank you for introducing your European Bluesuits to us Americans (and everybody else).

Dear Tweetup Attendees - thank you for being such cool peeps! Not only did so many of you pose with me, hold me, or tape me to a stick, but you have been sharing your stories, excitement and inspiration of ESA, DLR and many missions.

But I must also ask you to not stop there! You now have gotten an inside look of the wonderful things that are being done, the science that comes out of it and the impact it has today and in the future. Now you must take this knowledge, excitement and interest to the next level and share it with others in your circles. You have an opportunity to spread the understanding of "Why are we wanting to explore what's out there?". You have the ability to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and explorers. It's easy to do, really. Continue to follow ESA, DLR, NASA, the Canadian, UK, Australian Space Agencies, ROSCOSMOS etc. and their missions. Learn what they all do, the missions they have, the science that comes out from them, and then share your knowledge with others.

Believe me, together we have the power and ability to make a big impact. W can demonstrate that science is not intimidating, that it is fun, interesting and necessary.

Zum Schluss moechte ich mich wirklich ganz herzlich bei Euch allen bedanken. Es kommt nicht oft vor, dass ein Gummihuhn so viele tolle Leute trifft und mit so vielen lustigen Erinnerung nach Hause kommen darf. Ganz vielen lieben Dank.

So here are some blogs and pictures from some people. I'll try to collect more.

Till soon!
Yours truly,

Camilla Corona SDO

ESA SpaceTweetup Blog

Space Tweetup Wiki
18 September 2011 Space Tweetup, Cologne, Germany by DLR and ESA

Beth Beck
SpaceTweetup Awesome 

Austrian Space Forum
First European #spacetweup in Cologne

An incredibly #awesome #SpaceTweetup

In der Forschung tweepts wohl

Nachrichten aus Absurdistan (which is pretty much where I live!)
Spacetweetup - when dreams come true

Space Quotes / Souvenirs d'Espace
Interview with Astronaut Alexander Gerst (ESA)

Skyweek two point Zero
Live blog form the first Euro-Space Tweetup

Birgitte Bailleul 
Observer La Terre Depuis Lespace

Virginie Courbin
When in Cologne...

Camilla Corona SDO's Blog
ESA & DLR German Aerospace Day

ESA Best of Pics
SpaceTweetup2011's Pics
SimSullen's Pics
MF72's Pics
Craftlass' Pics
Stefan M.'s Pics
Zebramaedchen's Pics
Timmermansr's Pics
Daniel Ziegenberg's Pics
Famille Sebile's Pics
Anne Grudzien's Pics
Hell yea, it's rocket science's Pics
Anatomiz's Pics
Official Group Photo

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More from Today's Outing to the top of the Cologne Cathedral 


  1. Hello from france

    here some pictures of this event ( and Interview of Alexander Gerst for my space website Space Quotes - Souvenirs d'espace (

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